Man Charged With Plotting to Attack Real Estate Agents

December 17, 2012

A Bucks County, Pa., man has been charged with allegedly trying to lure real estate agents into model homes with intentions to sexually assault them, police say. 

Frank A. Yeager, 29, is in policy custody and has been charged with one count of criminal attempt rape, a first-degree felony, as well as several misdemeanor charges.

On Nov. 25, a Pulte Homes real estate rep told police that a man entered the office requesting to see a model home. The woman told police she had a strange feeling about the man since he was not asking for any information about the home to purchase and so she allowed the man to tour the home himself. 

About 45 minutes later, the woman said the man returned to the office and told her there was a water leak in the model home and insisted she come look at it. But the man quickly fled as soon as a male co-worker entered the office. 

The female agent said she went into the model home and found no water leak in the bedroom. She found the bedroom curtains had been closed and the lights turned off, police reported. 

The woman was able to provide police with a description of the man. Police discovered that there were several reports from real estate agents of a man who matched the description. 

Police obtained search warrants of Yeager’s residence and truck. According to police, they discovered a knapsack containing two handguns and ammunition, a metal chain with padlocks and duct tape, knives, matches, gloves, rope, a black ski mask, and electrical cable stripper package. Also in the truck, police say they found additional duct tape, a crow bar, and real estate brochures. Police discovered drawings and writings of Yeager’s alleged plan. 

Yeager is being held in police custody on a $500,000 bail, awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled for later this week. 

Source: “Bucks County man charged with intending to subdue and rape real estate agents,” WFMZ-TV (Dec. 14, 2012)

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